I've got a really good mattress that doesn't put pressure on the joints or spine.
I sleep on my sides with my top leg on a very long pillow found at a local bedding shop. The pillow is positioned under my thigh and knee - this helps to keep my back straight and takes pressure off my knees which helps my pain and gives me a good night sleep.
I've been prescribed CBD (marijuana), its been a godsend to use at night before bed.
I’m always tired but if I go out, makeup does wonders for how you really feel.
Hi Nancy. I hope you get some help from your Rheumatologist and pain specialist. It seems the only thing that helps me besides the Methotrexate is having cortisone injections every 3 months. I’ve started getting them in both ankles and that has helped also. I don’t have as much skin problems as I do pain and stiffness from psa. Let me know how you are doing and Happy New Year!
An adjustable bed and Zolpidem extended realese for me. I have also learned good sleep hygiene is important. I still have rough nights but I have learned over the years to just to relax and not get worked up. I used to just get stressed about the lack of sleep and the pain. In some ways I feel like I am fighting a war. I will loss and win some battles along the way.